Bribery

February 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former postal service worker accepted nearly $15,000 in bribes to intercept and deliver packages of illegal drugs. Leonard Gresham pleaded guilty Tuesday and the 50-year-old Rahway man faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced May 30. Federal...
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Choi Soon-sil, center, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Guen-hye has arrived at court to hear the verdict in her political corruption case. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a political scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Choi Soon-sil, the jailed confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, shouts upon her arrival at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in the case of the woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country’s first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:26 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday in the case of a woman at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire. Prosecutors are seeking a 25-year...
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February 12, 2018 - 9:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery. The Supreme People's Procuratorate announced the indictment of Sun, the former Communist Party leader of the western megacity of Chongqing, on its website Tuesday. Sun is the highest-ranking...
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(AP/WBEN) A lawyer attacked the credibility of a key government witness on Wednesday at the bribery trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before the witness lashed back, calling it insulting to suggest he'd lie to avoid prison. Attorney Barry Bohrer defended longtime Cuomo...
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January 24, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - The chief of staff to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a former top Cuomo aide accused of accepting over $300,000 in bribes was against giving junior staffers raises. Linda Lacewell testified Wednesday at Joseph Percoco's bribery trial in Manhattan federal court that Percoco opposed...
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May 09, 2017 - 2:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A father and son admit they conspired to bribe Buffalo Police officers to steer auto repair business to their facility. James Mazzariello, Jr., 62, and his son, Adam Mazzariello, 37, both of Alden, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to...
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Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman David Samson arrives for his sentencing at federal court, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Newark, N.J. He pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for pressuring United Airlines to resurrect a flight from Newark to South Carolina, where he has a weekend home. The airline was in negotiations with the Port Authority at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 06, 2017 - 2:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former head of one of the nation's most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after admitting he pressured United Airlines to reinstate a flight route to give him easier access to his...
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FILE – In this July 14, 2016, file photo, David Samson, left, former chairman of The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and one of his attorneys, Justin Walder, right, leave federal court after Samson pleaded guilty to bribery during a hearing in Newark, N.J. Samson, who resigned in March 2014, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, March 6, 2017, for using his post to get United Airlines to run money-losing direct flights between Newark, N.J., and Columbia, S.C., saving him an hour's driving time to his weekend home. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
March 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman David Samson (all times local): 2:50 p.m. One of New Jersey's former political power players has been sentenced to four years of probation for a bribery scheme involving United Airlines...
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Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman David Samson arrives for his sentencing at federal court, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Newark, N.J. He pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for pressuring United Airlines to resurrect a flight from Newark to South Carolina, where he has a weekend home. The airline was in negotiations with the Port Authority at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 06, 2017 - 12:58 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey attorney general and mentor to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. David Samson pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for using his position as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in...
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